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Samoilov Yuri

Samoilov Yuri

Born in 1987 г.

Yuri is a graphic artist and painter with an extraordinary background. He first started in the visual arts at the age of 20, then, after studying at the Moscow School of New Cinema (MSNC) to become a screenwriter and director, he returned to painting and drawing.

Jury's work is a methodological look into the nature of painting; in this he continues the line of abstract painters from America and the German neo-expressionists of the 1960-70s (De Kooning, Baselitz and Kiefer were particularly close). Through them, Samoilov also addresses the question of method, which for him lies in the problem of the relationship between figurative and abstract art. The artist approaches this boundary by means of automatic writing and palimpsest of textures.

In creating abstraction, there is a very great risk of entering the figurative precisely by accident, unintentionally. Automatic writing, removes this problem by making the image identical in meaning and importance to the abstraction. The line is erased, and the unambiguously figurative can use that plastic language in which it is not immediately recognized.

The same with palimpsest: Yuri applies and erases layers of paint, overlaps one with the other, scrapes the drawing with a sharp turn of the brush, and uses spray paint along with acrylics from the tube and pastels. The texture of these works gravitates toward sculptural plasticity, hence the pathos of the material. The material and its molding become no less interesting and important than the image itself.

All this creates works in which the viewer can discover the collision of different problems of the visual, each of which is attractive in its own way: from the limits of figurative painting, automatic and deliberate, to the pressurization of texture as a way of overcoming painting itself.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2021 - blazar young art fair, a-s-t-r-a gallery, Moscow
  • 2021 - participation in the international project "Exit from the Black Square", Novosibirsk
  • 2021 - Program Art Moscow at 46th Russian Antique Salon, a-s-t-r-a gallery. Gostiny Dvor, Moscow
  • 2020 - Participation in the International Contemporary Art Project THE WALL. Kamensk-Uralsky Art Museum, Kamensk-Uralsky
  • 2020 - Group exhibition "I have lost track of the world". Curator Irina Shulzhenko. Richter Space, Moscow
  • 2019 - Participation in the group exhibition "One, two, three" curated by a-s-t-r-a gallery. CUBE MOSCOW, Moscow
  • 2019 - Participation in the international project "Exit from the Black Square. Trekhgornaya manufactory, Moscow
  • 2019 - Personal exhibition "Dead Bodybuilder". Richter Space, Moscow
  • 2018 - Two guys /One Exhibition (together with American photographer John Hunter Tenney, Free Workshop)
  • 2018 - Performance "Seven Gentlemen in Moscow". Osnova Gallery, Moscow
  • 2018 - Performance "Round 9". "October, Moscow.
  • 2017 - Performance "Sixth Symphony". Pluto, Moscow
  • 2017 - "The Garden" (Meditating Dog Experimental Art Studio)

ИЗБРАННЫЕ ПУБЛИКАЦИИ:





Works

SoldJP’s Fur Seal
Samoilove Yrii

JP’s Fur Seal, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
My Beloved Knight
Samoilove Yrii

My Beloved Knight, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
165 000 ₽
Imaginary Landlord
Samoilove Yrii

Imaginary Landlord, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
150 000 ₽
Bipolar Polar Star, 2021
150 000 ₽
Utopia Beach
Samoilove Yrii

Utopia Beach, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
150 000 ₽
Fire is Free
Samoilove Yrii

Fire is Free, 2020

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
110 000 ₽
Blind date
Samoilove Yrii

Blind date, 2020

Canvas, oil
100 х 80 cm
275 000 ₽
SoldKiss
Samoilove Yrii

Kiss, 2018

Paper, acrylic, gouache
84 x 120 cm
Like
Samoilove Yrii

Like, 2020

Canvas, oil
80 x 80 cm
220 000 ₽
Cat Eye Syndrome
Samoilove Yrii

Cat Eye Syndrome, 2017

Acrylic, oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
200 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2018

Canvas, acryl
50 x 70 cm
200 000 ₽
KS
Samoilove Yrii

KS, 2018

Canvas, oil
60 x 80 cm
200 000 ₽
SoldWalkabout
Samoilove Yrii

Walkabout, 2017

Acrylic on paper
84 x 120 cm
Brèves Rencontres
Samoilove Yrii

Brèves Rencontres, 2017

Acrylic, oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
200 000 ₽
Unchain
Samoilove Yrii

Unchain, 2018

Acrylic on paper
42 x 60 cm
88 000 ₽
Drive-in
Samoilove Yrii

Drive-in, 2017

Acrylic, oil, and gouache on paper
120 x 84 cm
110 000 ₽
Wings
Samoilove Yrii

Wings, 2019

Acrylic, oil, and gouache on paper
120 x 84 cm
88 000 ₽
Self-Portrait
Samoilove Yrii

Self-Portrait, 2018

Paper, mixed media
42 x 60 cm
77 000 ₽
Diptych: Adam & Eve
Samoilove Yrii

Diptych: Adam & Eve, 2019

Paper, mixed media
84 x 120 cm
110 000 ₽
Diptych: Adam & Eve
Samoilove Yrii

Diptych: Adam & Eve, 2019

Paper, mixed media
84 x 120 cm
110 000 ₽
SoldTriptych: Thin Ice
Samoilove Yrii

Triptych: Thin Ice, 2019

Paper, mixed media
84 x 120 cm
Conversation with Bird
Samoilove Yrii

Conversation with Bird, 2018

Mixed media on canvas
50 x 60 cm
220 000 ₽
Dead Bodybuilder
Samoilove Yrii

Dead Bodybuilder, 2018

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
165 000 ₽
Holy Shit
Samoilove Yrii

Holy Shit, 2018

Canvas, acryl
40 x 50 cm
55 000 ₽
Fatal burns
Samoilove Yrii

Fatal burns, 2020

Peper, gouache
120 x 84 cm
88 000 ₽
Laika
Samoilove Yrii

Laika, 2018

Mixed media on canvas
60 x 80 cm
225 000 ₽
Love...while I look at the pink monkey
450 000 ₽
On the beach
Samoilove Yrii

On the beach, 2016

Paper, acrylic
40 x 60 cm
60 000 ₽
Ophelia
Samoilove Yrii

Ophelia, 2017

Cardboard, acrylic
300 x 150 cm
The king and the droplet
275 000 ₽
The Falling
Samoilove Yrii

The Falling, 2017

Canvas, acrylic, watercolor, aerosol spray cans
30 x 30 cm
50 000 ₽
The parade flat
220 000 ₽
Devil and his first octopus
110 000 ₽
The Raven
Samoilove Yrii

The Raven, 2016

Peper, gouache
50 x 70 cm
65 000 ₽
Self portrait with a beard
88 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2019

Canvas, acryl
40 x 50 cm
80 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2019

Canvas, acryl
20 x 20 cm
45 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2019

Canvas, acryl
20 x 20 cm
45 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2018

Canvas, acryl
50 x 40 cm
80 000 ₽
Double Skull
Samoilove Yrii

Double Skull, 2020

Canvas, acryl
10 х 15 cm
17 000 ₽
Drinker of Silver
17 000 ₽
Haunted Graffiti
17 000 ₽
The Red Line
Samoilove Yrii

The Red Line, 2020

Холст, акрил, акварель
10 х 15 cm
17 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2020

Холст, акрил, акварель
10 х 15 cm
17 000 ₽
Waterwolf
Samoilove Yrii

Waterwolf, 2020

Холст, акрил, акварель
10 х 15 cm
17 000 ₽
What's up, show me your paws!
Samoilove Yrii

What's up, show me your paws!, 2020

Холст, акрил, акварель
10 х 15 cm
17 000 ₽
Corrida
75 000 ₽
Zombie Reptile
Samoilove Yrii

Zombie Reptile, 2020

Canvas, acryl
Diameter 20 sm
44 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2020

Paper, mixed media
84 х 120 см
150 000 ₽
Dicky mouse
44 000 ₽
Untitled
44 000 ₽
Untitled
44 000 ₽
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